The laboratory of Konark Mukherjee, Ph.D. at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Associate. The laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms of synaptic signaling during neurodevelopment. Current projects use both mouse and fly models to address this issue. The major thrust of the laboratory is to develop cell biological assays using primary neuronal culture to dissect out the pathways that are crucial for neurodevelopment. Recent PhD candidates with experience in molecular biology as well as neuroscience are encouraged to apply. The selected candidate for this position will be responsible for designing and executing experiments, analyzing, documenting, and preparing experiment results for publication, and will assist with laboratory management. The laboratory is part of the newly established Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI), and is affiliated with the Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences. The Institute is equipped with state of the art imaging and electrophysiological techniques.
Recent PhD in Biology, Life Sciences, Neuroscience, or related field. Research experience in molecular biology and cell culture. Demonstrated experience in handling laboratory animals.
Knowledge in mammalian neuroscience.